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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 18, 2010 7:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

I think these means that in addition to renting a tux and purchasing flowers you might consider stapling a small racoon to your face for prom night. I think I would go with a sedated one. A dead one might smell whilst an awake one could make that slow dance to Comes A Time a bit too exciting.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 18, 2010 8:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

yeah, raccoons can be mean. At my mom's house, I opened the door the other night to find one standing in the middle of the front porch. Appeared to be considering ringing the doorbell. I shrieked (girlishly, no doubt) but he wasn't rattled, just stared at me. I started banging the door and then he ambled off - slowly, clearly indicating he wasn't scared of me. I don't care much for raccoons.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 18, 2010 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

I have a great deal of respect and admiraton for coons; they of course, can even be sweet in the right circumstances, BUT...in CA, folks took to feeding them at the cat food stations, outside the door, on the porch...you know the drill. Anyhow, coons figure it out real quick. Come to the dishes, cats vanish, and dinner is served. Was at a friend's house, with two BIG dogs, barking away at one of the interlopers, thru the glass door; coon hardly looked up between bites...kid decides to "let the dogs chase them away! Great fun!"

Opens door, dog charges out, blinding flash of nuclear powered fur ball flies from catfud bowl to dog's head...biting, clawing, dog yelping (second dog never got out the door seeing this unfold, BTW), and within seconds it was over...coon let go, dog, blood and what was left of it's pride was on the way to the vet's, and as we left, I looked back to see the coon finishing off the cat fud.

True. Really.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 18, 2010 5:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

Lol! Well, I still don't like 'em. We had a feral cat living in our greenhouse (long, sad story; we miss him dearly) and the raccoons would take not just his food but the dishes too. Freaked me out the first couple of times the dishes disappeared ...

A friend of mine in high school kept a pet raccoon. She insisted he was sweet but he always snarled at me.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 18, 2010 6:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

defn not good pets, though you do hear of rare ones that folks say are "sweet, kind, gentle" etc., etc. (defn unpredictable, esp as they age). They are one of the toughest little carnivores on this earth, pound for pound. Smart as the dickens too. best left alone.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 18, 2010 6:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

that's my feeling (best left alone) - they have such a self-contained, sly air about them, it's always clear they know just what they're doing.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 18, 2010 6:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

Glad all the boys taking this thread from Bob to proms to coons to beard wars to Chuck Norris and back again wasn't too offensive...I suppose it showed we can get off track without getting too profane or too offensive for most groups (save those defending raccoons, raccoons with beards, and the Chuck Norris fan club).

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 18, 2010 6:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

A strange mix of images ... I'm afraid I'll be dreaming about bearded raccoons tonight.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 18, 2010 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

a sedated raccoon.....a regular Daniel Boone!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 18, 2010 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: OK, this is creepy....

Speaking of Daniel Boone and dead raccoons:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35935201/ns/entertainment-television/


EDIT: It also has a Gregory Peck reference. You can't make this shit up.


This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2010-03-18 20:41:18

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Mar 18, 2010 11:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, this is creepy....

All together now.....

Born on a mountain top in Tennessee,
Greenest state in the land of the free.
Raised in the woods so's he knew every tree,
Killed him a bear when he was only three.
Davy, Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier.
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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 18, 2010 10:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, this is creepy....

Yep; too bad about ol FParker...there's a thread over at Hook with more info and some personal anecdotes...

Amazing how things work around here with one thing leading to another...next thing you know, vapors will post a long, detailed, LiA style tome, and then...wait a minute...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 18, 2010 8:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

Hmmm--perhaps a raccoon for me, and a polecat, Brit Style, for the driver (Rob)...and now that you mention it, live might be helpful. Certainly they may come in handy as we are besieged by those unsavory sorts with their "can we dance with your dates?" since an angry, flying raccoon from my head to the face of said inquirer might just do the trick to halt the intrusion before any additional "defense" is necessary..."Comes a time, when the raccoon rips your face...you can't see...you gotta run somehow...but the polecat's got your goodies..."

Uh...Rob is so much better at this ad lib stuff...

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Mar 18, 2010 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

"comes a time, when a raccoon rips your face..."

has a really nice ring to it... how about...

comes a time
when a raccoon rips your face
says, "i'll make you bleed"
if you want William Tell's date,
you're gonna have to get through me

but don't give it up
you're just a pup
and i'm a crazy raccoon
a crazy raccoon

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 18, 2010 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

Oh, and I had to add--the Forum is an amazing place to find that this mention by elb got linked to Bob's beard, which got linked to Chuck Norris, and is now all tied together with your lyrics, rabies, and who know's, maybe Gregory Peck shows up from to Kill a Mockingbird, but in an ironic twist, finally, and I mean FINALLY, shots Chuck Norris DEAD.

If anyone can do it, my money is on Peck.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Mar 18, 2010 3:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

YES, the tangents that develop here are something beauteous to behold :) I'm still getting the knack of it...

Oh yeah, and I'll put my money on Gandalf. Gotta have some serious magic to compete with Chuck Norris' mojo.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 18, 2010 4:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

Oh sure--and a big stick too! BTW, my ref to Peck was from the movie where the kids find out he's "the best shot" in the county while having to take out a rabid dog...just in case it wasn't obvious.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 18, 2010 1:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

Ah, that's the stuff! Now, Miss D, I hope that at least you're reading some of this...what effort, what persistence, what a pathetic attempt at...okay, I'll stop now.

But hey, thanks--good stuff!

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Poster: user unknown Date: Mar 19, 2010 6:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

Rocky Raccoon-The Beatles

Now somewhere in the black mining hills of Dakota
There lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon
And one day his woman ran off with another guy
Hit young Rocky in the eye Rocky didn't like that
He said I'm gonna get that boy
So one day he walked into town
Booked himself a room in the local saloon.

Rocky Raccoon checked into his room
Only to find Gideon's bible
Rocky had come equipped with a gun
To shoot off the legs of his rival
His rival it seems had broken his dreams
By stealing the girl of his fancy.
Her name was Magil and she called herself Lil
But everyone knew her as Nancy.
Now she and her man who called himself Dan
Were in the next room at the hoedown
Rocky burst in and grinning a grin
He said Danny boy this is a showdown
But Daniel was hot-he drew first and shot
And Rocky collapsed in the corner.

The doctor came in stinking of gin
And proceeded to lie on the table
He said Rocky you met your match
And Rocky said, Doc it's only a scratch
And I'll be better I'll be better doc as soon as I am able.

Now Rocky Raccoon he fell back in his room
Only to find Gideon's bible
Gideon checked out and he left it no doubt

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 19, 2010 7:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can we ALL agree on at least this one .....

Thanks Bill--amazingly, someone else posted it too!

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